Your Photography Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card

It’s relatively common to hear about photographers getting into legal trouble for taking photos or recording police officers, government buildings, or public infrastructure (i.e. subways). But, there are certain legal restrictions on it, usually to protect national security and monitor for potential terrorist plots. Now, however,  photographers are getting fed up with getting harassed for just taking a picture.

In a beneficial turn of events, you can now officially take photos of government buildings and any other federal facilities, and we even have a some proof you can show to the police officer if they question you.

We’ve provided a scanned copy of an official document from the Department of Homeland Security that states that you have the right to legally photograph federal facilities and can not be told to hand over the camera or erase the photos:

If you are a photographer, print it out and carry it with you at all times. For the full scan of the three-page document, click here.

(Via Gizmodo) / (Image by Byflickr, licensed under Creative Commons)

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